Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities

This list is based on FBI crime stats for cities with a population of 100,000 or higher, rates of violent and property crimes, the number of sex offenders per capita, and the Institute for Economics & Peace's "peace index," which examines "the absence of violence."

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And the number one most dangerous city is...

#1 St. Louis, Missouri

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Top 5 Best States to Make a Living

This list is based on average wages, taxes, cost of living, unemployment rate, and incidents of workplace safety incidents for each state.

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And the number one state to make a living in 2016 is…

#1 Texas

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